Opportunity

The health and biomedical research workforce will become truly diversified when socioeconomic barriers are overcome, allowing individuals from all backgrounds to become members and leaders of their fields. Focused opportunities must be provided for individuals from low-income and diverse backgrounds, and the major goal is to ensure that individuals with interest and passion also have the skills, accomplishments, network, and support system required to succeed at each level of training.  We strive to provide these opportunities through our Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine (CSM) pipeline effort.

To date, the CSM Initiative has served 402 scholars.  This includes 174 5th Graders (one-week science camp), 152 high schoolers (6 and 8 week summer internships with academic fortification), 55 undergraduates (10-week summer internships), and 27 post-baccalaureates (up to two-year mentored research-intensive training).  At least 83% of our high school scholars have matriculated into 4-year college programs and 73% have chosen STEM majors.  At the other end of the spectrum, 72% of our post-baccalaureate scholars have been accepted into MD, MD/PhD, and PhD programs at a variety of institutions, including Hopkins, Stanford, Albert Einstein, Vanderbilt, Brown, Baylor, among many others.  7% are working towards their MS degree, and the remaining 20% are working as research scientists.

The CSM Initiative has been funded, in part, by a Health Careers Opportunity Program grant (non-renewable) through the Health Resources and Services Administration.  We also receive support from the Thomas Wilson Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and private donors.  If you are interested in helping support the Johns Hopkins Initiative for Careers in Science and Medicine, please contact Doug Robinson (dnr@jhmi.edu) or Katie Sullivan, Associate Director of Development (ksulli52@jhmi.edu).

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July 21, 2017

The Careers in Science and Medicine went to the Hill to advocate for the Health Careers Opportunity Program, which supports

Example Publications Authored by CSM Scholars

DeLong K*, Bensouda S*, Zulfiqar F, Zierden HC, Hoang TM, Abraham AG, Coleman JS, Cone RA, Gravitt PE, Hendrix CW, Fuchs EJ, Gaydos CA, Weld ED, Ensign LM.  Conceptual Design of a Universal Donor Screening Approach for Vaginal Microbiota Transplant. Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 2019, doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2019.00306   *Co-first authors
Colbert MD, Flyak AI, Ogega CO, Kinchen VJ, Massaccesi G, Hernandez M, Davidson E, Doranz BJ, Cox AL, Crowe JE Jr, Bailey JR. Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Targeting New Sites of Vulnerability in Hepatitis C Virus E1E2. J Virol. 2019 Jun 28;93(14). pii: e02070-18. PMID: 31068427
Little HC, Rodriguez S, Lei X, Tan SY, Steward AN, Sahagun A, Sarver DC, Wong GW. Myonectin deletion promotes adipose fat storage and reduces liver steatosis. FASEB J. 2019; 33: 1-22. PMID: 31002535
Blair AB*, Kleponis J*, Thomas DL 2nd*, Muth ST, Murphy AG, Kim V, Zheng L. IDO1 inhibition potentiates vaccine-induced immunity against pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Clin Invest. 2019 Apr 1;129(4):1742-1755.  *Co-first authors.  PMID: 30747725
Goffigan-Holmes J, Sanabria D, DIaz J, Flock D, Chavez-Valdez R. Calbindin-1 Expression in the Hippocampus following Neonatal Hypoxia-Ischemia and Therapeutic Hypothermia and Deficits in Spatial Memory. Dev. Neurosci. 2019; 12:1-15. PMID: 30861522